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there in that video this morning. they have the capability to be held and used to produce rapid fire. i asked a question on month ago, what purpose does serve in civilians hands are on the street. i haven't received an answer yet but they did blurt the second amendment. 2nd amendment. it wasn't about the 2nd amendment. i defend the second amendment. and i want to see that upheld and regulated and it hasn't been. when that was written on most 300 years ago we didn't have the weapons we have today in the technology. they had muskets and cannons. i think it was 1934 when the ban was put on machine guns, the regulation. we haven't had a mass killing with a machine gun since. i feel these so-called assault weapons that have certain characteristics should fall in that category and be banned. >> thank you mr. heslin, thank you very much. at one point steinbeck had to write a small paragraph that said basically, people are asking what happened. this was after his wife joined him in seattle and when he says we get is not charlie and john. and somebody must have said tim hey where's charlie? yes disapp
with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the obama administration's policy of targeting americans comes under attack on capitol hill. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> the president's pick for cia takes a grilling over the targeted killings of american citizens. >> people are reacting to a lot of falsehoods that are out there. >> reporter: tonight, the man who broke this story, michael eyes ackoff of abc news on the revelations for the brennan confirmation hearing. first it was virginia. now michigan is flirting with state-mandated vaginal probes. there's a late update on this story. i'll talk war on women with terry o'neil and actress martha plimpton. >>> senator bernie sanders has a new plan to stop corporate tax dodgers. >> corporations are people, my friend. >> the senator unveils his new bill here tonight. >>> plus, someone actually made the paul harvey farmer ad better. >>> and governor c
the governor some tips on becoming the biggest loser. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the confirmation hearings of cia director nominee john brennan got off to a rocky start today. human rights protesters from the activist group code pink interrupted the hearings before they even started. john brennan is the architect of the obama administration's drone warfare program, which includes targeted killings. once the hearing got under way, there was another disruption. the protester was escorted out. then there was another. same thing. seconds later there was another. and then another. finally, chairwoman senator dianne feinstein broke up the proceedings. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that the code pink associates not be permitted to come back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. >> the chaos underscored the controversy of the administration's policy. many americans want to know how the united states can order the killings of american citizens without due process. earlier today the ju
.n' >> how is "lincoln" not your favorite movie? >> that's a different one. >> that's it for us. thanks for watching. have a great week. >>> this is a fox news alert a. wild and chaotic day at the daytona international speedway after two crashes during the nationwide race, including this one. on the final lap moments before the end of the race, cellularson's car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the grand stands. he managed to escape from his car afterwards, but his accident set off a chain reaction with reports of at least ten cars crashing into each other. large chunk attention of debris flew into the stands, injuring fans. but we don't know how many were injured. emergency workers are being stretchers into the crowd to care for the injured. shortly before that crash, there was another accident involving 13 cars. this one happening with five laps remaining in the race. tony stewart won the race by maneuvering around the wreckage but did not celebrate afterwards. we'll bring you more details on this crash coming up later in this show. >> and we're glad you're with us
for a highly at areas of eastern new england. for us, we're on the southern tail of all this. still, we'll feel the effects with big wind. look at the advisories up for a significant amount of snow that's expected to fall in areas of eastern new england, around boston, massachusetts and connecticut and high winds as well so they've got the blizzard warning that's been posted areas of eastern massachusetts and connecticut. newark almost an inch. caldwell in new jersey, 3 inches of snowfall in yonkers just over 2 as well. in that pocket of boston and through areas of connecticut even, a blizzard warning where they could see a foot to upward of 2 feet of snow. here's what they're expecting up through here. again, the higher snowfall amounts, the bull's-eye right there had. we'll be on the tail end of it all. still again, it's wind for us and the storm system, again, ramping up. look at radar right now. there's the area of low pressure moving up the coast and that other little piece sweeping in to meet up with it. an area of low pressure that will really allow this system to intensify. on our radar
. >> steve: coming up tomorrow, lisa gibbons and navy seals for hire as nannies. maria molina will join us in the after the show show. why do i think we should redo our set in shag carpet? >> brian: i don't know. something to do with the guys behind you. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. kilmeade and friends gets started in three seconds, two seconds. >> gretchen: have a great day. bye, everyone. martha: a small alabama town's nightmare is over after being held hostage for 7 very long days. a little boy is with his mom this morning. great news to report today. i'm martha mccallum in america's newsroom. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. the little boy is said to be just fine, he's laughing and playing with his toys. martha: we are learning the details of this daring raid that managed to save him and kill his captor. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deer to yaitd and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a lo
wintry weather. we're looking at mostly rain, a system for us that will start as rain around 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. mostly rain for us, but we can't at the tail end of this system when it starts making its way out of the area, we could see gusts up to 50 miles an hour. as far as areas around new york city, they could get upwards of a foot of snow. snow and wind as the system gets off the coast and really starts affecting the northeast. in new england it's a full-out blizzard with 1 to 2 feet of snowfall. you're looking at the start times here. for us, it's friday morning as rain. for areas around new york, it's friday early afternoon. they by friday evening, up into eastern new england. again, significant travel delays for the northeast, probably all out coming to a spot in areas. so just a newsens storm for us, but a full-out blizzard with high winds, a lot of snow, and big-time snow drifts occurring throughout areas of new england. it's not just one storm, but two storms. area of low pressure down to the south. another area of low pressure off to the west around chicago,
and is being treated at a local hospital. martha: elizabeth tran has been covering this and joins us from midland city, alabama. what a huge relief for this community. tell me what you are hearing about how they pulled off this raid. >> reporter: we just spoke with the local sheriff here and he told us it's still have much an. >> crime scene and ongoing investigation though details are being released. we know from federal official they were able to see inside of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that l
about it. let us know your opinions at 1-866-55-press. our big town hall meeting of the day here. about to kick off. and breaking news, the white house has reversed course. it says that now will release the secret memos on what guidelines it uses in deciding to kill americans overseas and what kind of evidence they demand before they target americans. that, of course, comes only after getting a lot of pressure from members of congress and from the public. so, you see, all of those phone calls really do work. we'll tell you more about that and a whole lot of other stuff here on this morning's "full court press" but first, we get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. >>> the president is attending the national prayer breakfast this morning along with the first lady and vice president biden. then this afternoon he is headed to lancedown virginia to speak at the conference. biden is in massachusetts. cowan is filling in for john kerry who is secretary of state but it is only on a temporary ba
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
? it's all natural foods you are using? >> organic, all natural, locally grown, seasonal. >> what's in this thing? >> cocoanut, grapefruit, pineapple, simple and vodka. you like it? >> cheers for the vodka. >> thank you. it's refreshing. it tastes almost a little too healthy, if you know what i mean. thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> enjoy your day. >> thank you. >> here they say that valentine's day brings with it a lot of pressure, though, because it's like new year's. they say that most couples feel like they have to do the nasty on valentine's day because they feel pressure because it's valentine's day. >> it's not nasty to all people. some people view it as a gift from god. >> okay. >> and a blessing. >> anyhow -- >> some people like a lot of blessings all day long. some people like to visit poughkeepsie. that's going to be a metaphor through the day. a long-running gag about going to -- >> close to poughkeepsie. >> and the little dog is barking. that's poughkeepsie. >> because we can't say it on the air. you get in trouble. stuff like that. >> everybody say poughkeepsie
of us will see accumulating snowfall. that coming up in the full forecast. >>> three hours from now, president obama will go to the capitol to share with congress his vision for the next year. his state of the union address certain to cover gun law reform, immigration, and the status of troops in afghanistan among a number of other items. analysts say republicans will be watching the president as much for what he says as how he says it. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with more on this. >> that's for sure. based on the speech excerpts just released by the white house, i will read a couple of it is clear that the president and his people want the american people to remember that he mostly talked about jobs here tonight. here's a quote. every day we should ask ourselves three questions as amation. the president will say tonight. how do we attract more jobs? how do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? the obama answer is federal programs targeted at that that he would pay for by additional taxes by closing loopholes on the wealthy. saying to make sure this
transparency we once demanded of george bush about torture t thanks have a great one. join us tomorrow on ""the bill press show"." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh look who's on the big show today. >> who? >> stephanie: tina dupuy. it is jim's opportunity to make that disgusting sound he makes. also jacki schechner will be there. oh look, jacki schechner is here. >> what are the odds? >> good morning! >> stephanie: actually, i'm wearing my elvira t-shirt because she was at my super bowl party. >> oh, she was? >> stephanie: between her and elizabeth fitzgerald, jim mostly made that sound the whole super bowl. >> and stared at boobs. >> this is why we fix it so he can't see jacki. focus. >> did you say something? >> don't look at how hot jacki schechner is. listen to the news. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is going to be in annapolis today joining senate democrats for the second day of their issues conference. senate republicans working out their issues in a retreat at the library of congress. tomorrow, the two will reconvene to hopefully re-authorize the violence agains
is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama admininistration claims u.s. citins accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong i
have a reporter in pretoria. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> hello. rohit, can you hear me? apparently he is having trouble hearing us. he was taken into custody and in court and taken for medical examination. according to the police in pretoria, we learned there had perhaps other incidents of violence at that home and called for domestic violence. i want to bring in our nbc sports analyst. first of all, your initial reaction to this? >> utter and absolute shock. anybody who's ever met oscar pistorius just simply cannot wrap their heads around what this could possibly be. >> this sounds very dramatic, a charge of murder. it is possible this could have been an accidental shooting. what do you know about the relationship between these two? >> i don't know much about the relationship. one of the reports we're getting out of south africa now is they have gone to his house on multiple occasions for sort of arguments between these two, so i think that that sort of points in a different direction. >> you talk about the kind of guy oscar pistorius is. we had the chance to talk t
to 60 degrees but by this time tomorrow, some of us could be dealing with some snow. doug, what's the latest you are hearing? >> that's the interesting part of this. when you look at what we have seen this winter, sheer lack of snow, warmer temperatures, you have to look at the storm and think we are not going see a lot with this one. 53 degrees now. winds out of the south 9 miles an hour. plenty of shine. it is a beautiful, beautiful afternoon. it is going to continue to be right on through the evening hours. 61 in culpeper. 57 in fredericksburg. 54 in gaithersburg. annapolis coming in at 52 degrees. looking at the radar, not seeing anything now on the radar picture. as we widen out to the south, a ton of moisture down here. our storm system is this one right here in through central portions of oklahoma. that will ride our way and bring moisture into our viewing area during the day tomorrow. i think for the most part this will start off as rain but some of you do have a chance of accumulating snowfall. we will talk about who has the best chance of snow and what is coming next,
of the developments for us from los angeles this afternoon. and again, we're waiting for that official announcement, john. but what are we hearing in terms of a dollar amount that's going to be offered? >> well, as you say, the "los angeles times" is reporting that it's going to be about $1 million. this is a joint fund put up by the city of los angeles, the city of riverside, where a policeman was killed on thursday, and the city of irvine, where two people, the first victims were believed to have been killed a week ago today. this money is coming from government organizations, from police law enforcement, from private donors, from corporate donors in the city, these cities. they say they've raised about half of the $1 million goal, but they sdpoekt gexpect to get tha million to put up for a reward for the information leading to the arrest and capture of dorner. the search is going on. the most visible part of the search up in big bear lake in the san bernardino mountains. very snowy up there right now. the san bernardino sheriff says they have about 25 officers out today supported by a helicopter
address. it's at 9:00 p.m. eastern/6:00 pacific, and we hope that you'll join us. that's all for today. we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> we've had no snow for multiple years, so everybody forgot how to drive in it, so now we finally get it and nobody knows how to drive in it or manage it. >> this is going to go on for a number of days. >> people are still digging out this sunday and will be for some time. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin. the massive snowstorm still causing lots of problems for many in the northeast, but traveling is getting a little bit easier. >>> meanwhile, new surveillance video released of the former cop suspected of killing three and injuring two others, and the new tactin under way to find the fugitive. >>> meanwhile, back in washington, for president obama, it's all about the state of the union. this afternoon we'll tell you what he plans to say during that prime time address to the nation. >>> but we start with weather. and as we mentioned, the snowfall has ended, but the cleanup and the dig-out is going to be going on for
the bizarre weather system is affecting us here in the d.c. area. >>> plus, a potentially dangerous weather maker of our own right now. strong winds whip through the region. welcome to the weekend, everyone. good morning. i'mngie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. this is news 4 today. it is saturday, february 9th, 2013. >> and that blizzard in the northeast is causing major problems right now. more than 650,000 people are in the dark. at least one death has been reported so far. a driver hit a pedestrian in new york. >> boston is expecting up to three feet of snow, which would break its record previously set in 2003 when 27.5 inches fell. nbc's jay grey is in boston. he has the latest for us. >> reporter: a weather storm pounding the northeast since friday continued to strengthen overnight into a fierce and relentless blizzard. making matters worse, hurricane force winds, gusts up to 75 miles an hour, creating blinding conditions. the projected snowfall foals are staggering. before it's over, up to three feet of snow is expected in parts of new england, including boston. the storm has litera
. stock up on medicine, use mass transit when upon. but even transit leaders we talked with are warning of possible service disruptions. city buses will get chains on their tires when needed. it has been snowing here since early this morning. the forecast shows heavier snow in the late afternoon. what the forecast is looking like, possibly a foot of snow in the big apple. the winds later on will be fierce. 50 to 60-mile-an-hour winds. people are hunkering down thinking at leaving work early today. city government, offices are open. city schools are open as well. the dropoff at school was pretty good, i think, for some of the parents but later this afternoon, the pick-up might be a challenge. that's the very latest from new york. i'm catherine craig, back to you. >>> this storm is causing big travel troubles. thousands of flights throughout the east coast are grounded and that's affecting travel right here in washington. news 4's megan mcgrath spoke to some frustrated travellers. she's live this morning at reagan national airport with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we hav
right now. thanks for joining us this morning. >> gretchen: 6:00 it is monday. i'm anna in for gretchen carlson. we begin with news singer mindy mccready found dead. details moments away. >> and was the blade run other a roid rage fueled by rage. he allegedly killed his model girlfriend. that coming up. >> and danica patrick crashed a glass ceiling and why she could be in the best position of her life. fox and friends starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> welcome to fox and friends live from studio "e", it's presidents' day. a federal holiday and in some states it is a holiday, we hope you are going to make it a great day. >> imagine if you are waking up this early, you are probably somebody that has to go to work this day. >> good morning. >> good morning. peter johnson has a special report. he went down to washington, d.c. and since it is a holiday you are going to talk about iwo jima. the anniversary of the landing and talk about it later in the week. we'll show some things that kind of most emotional weekends of he my life. >> this morning, music world is mourning the death of mindy
said when it happened he got 98% of what he wanted. only republicans gave us the sequester, only they can stop it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: whatever, jim. jim is so competitive jacki. in the parking structure he's like ha ha, i got in the building first! >> into the building first? >> really? that does it for you? >> you compete about that? >> stephanie: love letter for jacki. dear steph. huge fan and podcast subscriber. everyone involved makes the show fantastic. you guide the show along masterfully. chris is more than he's given credit for. silliness occurs when healthcare geek jacki is in the studio with us. any way to have her there with you more often? >> well, there would be if jim ward didn't constantly sexually harass her. >> there is that whole restraining order. >> i'm several feet away from her. >> that's what the restraining order says. >> stephanie: why can't we have nice things. here she is in the current news center. >> that was sweet. good morning everybody. during the state of the union address, president obam
to the district to appear in court. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >>> we'll begin with another smash and grab robbery at a local jewelry store. today's target, frederick, maryland coming one day after a similar crime in arlington, virginia. tonight people are asking are these crimes connected? fox 5's bob barnard is following the investigation. >> the best answer police can give success maybe. the crimes are quite similar. hooded men bursting into jewelry stores in the mid of the day heading right to the expensive -- middle of date heading right to the expensive stuff smashing with a hammer making off with the loot. yesterday was in arlington, this afternoon in frederick, maryland. colonial jewelers, herlitz family owned for 60 years in the heart of downtown frederick, this its first armed robbery in decades. >> thank god we are okay. >> a surveillance camera was rolling around 1:30 this afternoon when three men stormed the business. >> 30 seconds they were in and out. they came in with a gun, pepper spray, everybody on the ground. our employees are well t
that for you. >> but it's a possibility? >> cindy, thank you. thank you for talking to us. >> so you just heard an update from syndrome cindy bachman with the sheriff's department. they're not exactly sure through all the shooting that anned earlier today -- >> there you saw the most interesting question of the night. christopher dorner on the loose or not, or did he burn in that cabin. john yang still with us from the l.a. bureau of nbc news. john, that was quite a news conference, leaving us with nothing really except the possibility that the person being pursued here, christopher dorner who may be responsible for four killings right now is on the loose again. >> that's right there. is no indication. i mean clearly they say this is the cabin where he was holed up, that the fire, they're not sure how the fire started. they're not letting anyone near the fire. and clearly, it seems to be burning unchecked. it's not clear how tight a circle they had around that house that they could make sure that he didn't escape or whether they can tell whether he had escaped. now, i can tell you that they hav
and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as peo
expressway where there are 30 miles still closed as they try to bull doze their way out of the snow. for us the snow chances are gone and the rain chances are there just enough to enjoy the rest of your weekend. the skies are clear and with the very light breeze during the overnight hours temperatures plummeted in the teens and 20s. a nice quiet and clear start this morning. 27 in downtown washington with a very light wind now, southwesterly at only 3 miles per hour, and that clear sky and a light breeze allowed widespread teens early this morning. 19 in montgomery county, and 16 in manassas and bristow, and low 20s in hagerstown. a little breeze out there, not much, so windchill is also primarily teens and 20s. bundle up first thing this morning. and how quick will we see things warm up? by 3:00, 40s near downtown and pushing towards 50 near culpepper, and by 10:30 tonight notice how temperatures are not going to do the free fall tonight because clouds will be in place, and by 8:00 in the morning, still temperatures in the low 30s and 40s, and a big improvement from this morning, and tomor
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-key pope. he hasn't been the media star that john paul ii used to be. he has just tidecided to stay te to his character. and made the announcement not lock like such a big deal. >> claudio lavagna in rome. we will be check iing in with y throughout the morning. and now with more here is savannah. >> thanks, matt. >>> a consultant, thank you for being with us. >> hello. >> george, it's savannah. an incredibly surprising turn of events. what is the process for replace ing a pope under these circumstances? >> savannah, let's pause on that first statement just a moment. this is a surprise in that it hasn't happened in 717 years, but it's not a surprise in that benedict xvi has, on several public occasions and in his most recent interview book said that if he ever reached the judgment in conscience, as that statement said today, that he could not give the church the service it deserves because of advancing age or ill health that he would abdicate. i think it's a great statement about the humility of joseph ratzinger, as he will become at the moment of his abdication once again. and in a str
, six and seven years old. literally riddled with bullet holes, lying in their classroom. all of us 54 days ago watching those families, only imagining we could be in the same spot and panic running around that parking lot and over that firehouse wondering, my god, am i -- my god. since that day, 54 days ago, 1,600 americans have died at the end of a gun. >> powerful stuff from joe biden. we'll have more on the debate in a few moments. >>> just before the election, a landslide victory was predicted for mitt romney. we all know how that turned out. dick morris, how are you? >> i'm a little battered and bleeding, but -- >> before we go any further, let's watch a bit of the moment you never want to relive. this is one of your great predictions. >> going to win by a landslide. the -- it will be the biggest surprise in recent american political history. it will rekindle a whole question as to why the media played this race as a flail biter. where, in fact, i think, romney is going to win by quite a bit. my own view is that romney is going to carry 342525 electoral votes. >> i feel pain list
pages, this reveals when the united states can use lethal force against an american linked to al qaeda. talked to critics, they say the scariest aspect of the 16-page memo is its lack of detail. for some time, a number of lawmakers have been calling for the release of material detailing what guidance the president uses to call for a drone strike. the most high profile incident is the death of anwar al awlaki and al qaeda leader and american killed in a drone strike in yemen, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thurs
who is following some breaking news. he joins us now with the latest on what is apparently the violent end of an intense manhunt for christopher dorner, the former l.a. cop accused of murdering police officers for revenge. gary? >> reporter: leslie, the end of this manhunt started with a home invasion by this rogue former cop on the run. seen later by fish and game rangers who try to stop him, get their car sprayed with gunfire as dorner runs into the woods and then into the house. a big gun fight. two sheriff's deputies hit, one of them dies. a standoff, tear gas fired into the house which then catches fire. a body found in the burned-out rubble, dorner now presumed dead. the owners of this truck described a man matching dorner's spot who stole it from them in the mountains east of l.a. when he was spotted by officers, he repeatedly fired at them. >> he crashed the car and then took off into the forest. >> reporter: and into this house, which was soon surrounded by police. local cbs reporter cutter evans was 100 yards away listening to the extended firefight. [ guns firing ] >> repor
the mayor to warn fill up on common sense, too. >> we're used to these types of storms. i also want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. >> reporter: at noon, a parking ban goes into effect in boston and the governor has order ed nonemergency state employees to work from home. those trying to get out of dodge by air may be grounded for a while as thousands of flights have been canceled throughout the region. >> we normally handle about 100,000 per day. we think there will be close to that number affected in a 24-hour period. >> reporter: not since the blizzard of '78, deadly dumping of at least three feet of snow has new england braced this hard for a storm to rival that one. >> i just felt the spirit of his taea hysteria come over me. >>> flashlights and batteries. not so much ndles. if we have widespread power outages, as we fear, the last thing official want to see is widespread fires. savannah? >> actually, ron, i'm going to take it. >>> as ron just mentioned, thousands of flights into and out of this region have been canceled. erica hill is
it for me. i'm deb feyerick. thanks so much for spending your afternoon with us. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> happening now, a teenager's excitement at seeing the president speak about gun control is marred by tragedy only hours later. her sister became a victim of gun violence. >>> music fans shocked at the death of a troubled country star. we're now learning new information about mindy mccready's apparent suicide. >>> plus, an explosive look at letters from don lemon's assassin to the police officer who arrested him. it turns out the music star wasn't his only target. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> an epidemic of gun violence getting deadlier by the day. chicago saw more than 500 killings last year. up 15% from the year before. and there's no letup so far this year. among the latest victims, the sister of this teenager. while she was listening to president obama call for gun control, she had no way of knowing that in a matter of only a few hours, her family would become the latest in chicag
's what the argument was over. >> help, graham, educate us in the difference between legal procedure between south africa and the united states. so much emotion around this trial, around this case, this is a beloved figure, but he's not appealing to a jury here this would not be a jury trial. >> no, this won't be a jury trial in south africa we don't have juries. when a case initially comes before a court and goes before a magistrate, from a magistrate, it then goes to a high court and a high court depending on the severity of the case and crime, it will be before a judge who will have either one or two assistants to help decide the legitimacy of the allegations and whether or not there is guilt and in the states, where you have a jury, we do not have a jury. >> one of the big questions, of course, you know, in a high-profile case like this, and pistorius talked about it. he is not a flight risk, should be granted bail. given your experience, what is the likelihood of that happening? >> look, it's 50/50. they got the magistrate to rule u.s. a schedule 6 offense, schedule six offense
was telling us, this idea that there could be hostages in the cabin changed the dynamic for the law enforcement officers surrounding the cabin. let's listen in. >> i have a very small amount of information i can provide to you from what is happening up in san bernardino county right now. this information is from the san bernardino sheriff's office. let me put a copy on it. this is very preliminary information. today at about 12:22 p.m., san bernardino sheriffs were in the hunt for christopher dorner in the big bear area. they received a call of a stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of club view drive. when they responded, they received information from the person reporting that this stolen vehicle was stolen by an individual that appeared to be very similar to christopher dorner. immediately conducted a ground and an air search for this vehicle and they were able to locate it at highway 38 and glass road. where the suspect in the vehicle fled into the force. shortly thereafter, this individual barricaded himself in one of the cabins and exchange of gunfire occurred. during that exchan
. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> $40 million gas platform sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we'll have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the olympic winter games in sochi, russia. take a look the what is going on out on the plaza this morning. this is freestyle skiing, practicing their moves on trampolines. >>> jenna wolfe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole sec
's ted rowlands has moran the story. he's joining us now. what are you finding out, ted? >> reporter: well, wolf, it is just another tragic story coming out of chicago. another teenager loses her life. as you mention, a 14-year-old girl who was up on stage with the president, listening to him talk about gun violence, would soon find out that her sister was also shot and killed. when president obama returned to chicago last week to talk about gun violence, 14-year-old destiny warren was one of the high school students standing behind him. a few hours later, destiny's 18-year-old sister was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence that's going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> reporter: according to family members, jenay wasn't the intended target. the same was apparently true in 15-year-old heidi's murder. her parents also attended the president's chicago speech where he said this about the girl's death. >> what happened is not unique. >> reporter: the parents say they were heart broken t
for more. how many people sitting here got hit or saw something yesterday? medical officials tell us seven people are still hospitalized from the crash. to give you a sense of the violence this is a piece of metal that hit a spectator. it exploded from the car's transmission when it hit the wall over there. robin? >> could have been far more worse. all right, matt, thank you. >>> we're going turn now to the pope. he gave his final blessing sunday to a crowd of 100,000 in rome. he's announcing changes to the process of electing a new pope this morning. his final days are shadowed by a new controversy. david wright has the latest from rome. >> reporter: breaking news to report this morning. today, the pope accepting the resignation of keith o'brien, britain's cardinal. he'll not be traveling to rome to participate in the conclave, not wanting to become a distraction. the latest and strongest example of how the papal election campaign is getting ugly. today, pope benedict is expected to announce new rules about the conclave. he can do it by dedegree. the pope is an absolute monarch. the vatic
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
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